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My car overheated and poured antifreeze in it and it just pours out from under the engine. It is not mixing with the oil it is just as clear as it went in.

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That just sounds like a hose is off or you have a large hole in one of the hoses or the radiator itself. Check the hoses to make sure they didn't pop off the radiator. If they are all on secure check the radiator to see if there are holes in it. You should be able to tell where its coming out from if it's going in as fast as you're pouring it in.

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You have a hose or a core plug leaking but you will have to lift the bonnet to have a look

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